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Hebrides News


The confederation was the process by which the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into one Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867. Many of the early Canadian settlers emigrated from Scotland, including the Hebrides, and that heritage is still celebrated in songs on both sides of the Atlantic.

Singer-songwriter Tristan Horncastle, female fiddlers and dancers the Lumber Jills and children’s music act Shelley Bean & The Duckety Muds will perform at HebCelt this summer.


HebCelt director Caroline Maclennan said: “The opportunity to showcase artists from New Brunswick is very welcome and I'm convinced that those we have chosen this year will not only add to the variety of our programming but will be embraced by our audiences.”


Festival strengthens ties with Canada

23 February 2017

The Lumber Jills

The strong bonds of history and culture that link Canada to Scotland will be embraced through music at this year’s Hebridean Celtic Festival.

The award-winning HebCelt is hosting three acts from New Brunswick, one of the country’s smallest provinces, to strengthen traditional ties during the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.